An entrepreneur and digital marketing consultant, Sam Ovens has founded two immensely profitable companies and has helped countless others generate substantial and life-changing wealth through his consulting services. The native of Auckland, New Zealand, founded OVENS International to offer the kind of digital marketing consulting services so clearly lacking in the market at the time. Shortly after founding his digital marketing consulting firm, Sam began working with companies throughout New Zealand and Australia, utilizing his digital marketing acumen to stimulate immediate growth and expansion for his clients.
With the massive profitability of OVENS International, Sam made a decision to diversify his approach while also reinvesting in his consulting firm. Utilizing the sudden influx of capital, Sam founded SnapInspect, a company that designed and launched a digital application with the goal of streamlining the property inspection process for home inspection professionals all over the world. SnapInspect proved to be incredibly efficient and quickly grew in popularity, and the application is now prevalent in 16 countries all over the world.
In just two years, Sam had envisioned a concept, founded a company designed to bring that concept to market, and delivered a product so popular that he received an endless array of unsolicited offers to buy the company he brought to prominence in such short order — all while continuing to run OVENS International. Sam ultimately decided that his passion for consulting exceeded his passion for SnapInspect, so he sold the company for a sum few are able to secure for a company founded just two years prior.
Devoting his sole focus to OVENS International, Sam began to expand his service offerings by creating e-learning programs designed to provide clients with access to strategic insight regarding how to build a wildly profitable consulting firm. Clients who have taken advantage of these programs include nine millionaire consultants and 136 six-figure consultants.
1. What do you know about the real estate industry?
I appreciate the value of a diverse investing strategy, so I have a few residential and commercial properties included in my investment portfolio.
2. Have you ever sold real estate? How did you make it happen?
I have not sold any of my properties just yet, mostly because I selected properties I felt represented solid long-term investments.
3. How much experience do you have in buying or selling real estate?
Even though I only recently started looking at the real estate market with a greater degree of seriousness, I have bought my fair share of properties and feel quite experienced as a buyer.
4. Have you ever made a sell or a purchase you have regretted?
No, I haven’t. I’m fortunate to have the help of a great broker who has advised me on the purchases I have made thus far.
5. What advice would you give inexperienced who are wanting to buy or sell?
Consider the specific goals you are trying to achieve in buying or selling a real estate property before taking any kind of action.
6. What have you found out to be the best way to market property?
Digital marketing is by far the best approach for marketing just about anything, but it is especially true for real estate properties.
7. What tools do you believe are essential for success in the real estate industry?
I believe the same tools that are essential in entrepreneurship and investing are essential in the real estate industry: a detail-oriented approach and access to the best and most accurate information and resources.
8. What has real estate taught you about life?
It has taught me that one must understand the value of patience as well as the ability to act boldly based on what each individual situation dictates.
9. How can you use what you have learned in real estate to succeed in other areas?
I think the lessons I’ve learned in purchasing real estate are absolutely applicable to my consulting business.
10. Do you have a mentor who taught you what you know?
I did have some help and guidance from a broker, but I am mostly self-taught.
11. Do you have a feedback system? How does it work?
I try to maintain a personal approach when it comes to communication so that a feedback system is unnecessary, but I do make sure to provide every client with detailed contact information so they are able to reach me quickly and easily.